Divine Reserve

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Get in Line at Revival Market for Kolaches on Saturday

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2603 La Branch Yummy Dog will be at the Houston Press offices today from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to serve lunch. Come grab one of the truck's specialty dogs, such as the German Shepherd featuring a bratwurst with sauerkraut or grilled onions ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014
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    March 25, 2014

    Review: A Happy Accident Leads Saint Arnold To Create A Great New Summer Beer

    If you're a local beer lover, there's no doubt you're familiar with Saint Arnold, the granddaddy of Houston's craft beer scene, and you might have already heard a bit of the story behind the creation of their newest beer, Boiler Room. A boiler-room mistake (hence the name) meant a batch of Lawnmower ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Tasting Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve 13, a Belgian Quad, on Release Day

    It's Divine Reserve release day once again and from the looks of traffic on Twitter, the madness is only growing. Lines were forming early at H-E-B locations as trucks began arriving around 8 a.m. New to Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve bottling this year are large-format bombers -- which will arrive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    New Texas Beer Legislation: What It Could Mean For You

    In case you didn't know, we here in Texas are so far behind the curve when it comes to alcohol laws, we might as well be your grandmother trying to work The America Online. Other states literally look to Texas as the textbook example of how not to do things. It's an embarrassment, really. States li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Last Supper at Fratelli's Authentic Italian Cuisine Restaurant

    Have you been looking for a reason to make it down to Guru Burgers & Crepes in Sugar Land? Been meaning to check out Open the Taps and help the non-profit support craft beer-friendly legislation in Texas? Just want the first sip of the newest Saint Arnold brew? You can do all of these things in one ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 27, 2012

    Underdogs and Juggernauts

    The 10 best new restaurants of 2012.

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    December 18, 2012

    The Top 10 Texas Beers of 2012

    Taking a look back just four years to former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh's list of Top 10 Texas beers from 2008 shows what a difference a few years make. While the list holds some very solid selections, like Pale Moon and Live Oak Pilz -- as well as one carry-over to this list-- the sheer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Brock Wagner, Godfather of Craft Beer in Houston and Founder of Saint Arnold Brewery, the Oldest Microbrewery in Texas

    Eating...Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating...Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Saint Arnold Releases Divine Reserve No. 12 Today

    Home brewer David Rogers is the man responsible for Saint Arnold's latest Divine Reserve batch -- that's because Rogers's entry into the 16th Annual Big Batch Brew Bash won him the chance to have his recipe featured as the most recent Divine Reserve to be released by Houston's oldest craft brewery, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    The DR 12 Six-Pack Scalping Has Begun

    The 12th series of Saint Arnold Divine Reserve was released this morning, an Old Ale recipe developed by local homebrewer David Rogers. And as with every Divine Reserve release, the hunt to find the few six-packs in Houston stores has intensified throughout the day. On Twitter, beer fans are tradin ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    The 5 Best Local Beers to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

    A bite of banana in every beer.​Just in time for Christmas, Buffalo Bayou Brewing hopes to release its first beer to the public: an 11 percent gingerbread Imperial stout that would be the toast of any Christmas dinner. For Thanksgiving, however, there are plenty of locally brewed beers that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Cumin Take It: The 5th Annual No Holds Barred Chili Cook-off at Shady Tavern

    Photos by Groovehouse​Now in its fifth year, the annual No Holds Barred Chili Cook-off at Shady Tavern has become a neighborhood institution in the Heights. This year -- appropriately enough -- the competition benefited the Houston Heights Association. The HHA itself also won Fan Favorite, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Nicholas Hall tried St. Arnold's Divine Reserve #11 and loved it, like just about everyone else in Houston. Except, perhaps, commenter Bubbledome: Much ado about nothing - the later third of this review sounds more like an acid trip than a beer tasting. Sheesh... There are probably a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Altared Amber: Saint Arnold's Second "Moveable Yeast" Brew Hits Taps Today

    Altared Amber on the left, regular Amber Ale on the right.​It tastes like someone decorated Amber Ale for Christmas, the strong scent of cloves mixing with that signature caramel sweetness: This is Altared Amber, the second in local brewery Saint Arnold's "Moveable Yeast" series, in which the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Back 9: A Vertical Tasting of All Previous Saint Arnold Divine Reserve Beers

    Brock Wagner carefully uncaps the first bottle of DR 1, being careful not to disturb the sediment on the bottom.​Robb Walsh last did a vertical tasting of all the Saint Arnold Divine Reserve (DR) brews back in 2008, and three more DRs have been released in the ensuing years: DR 7, a Weizenbock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Now Brewing at St. Arnold's: Weedwacker and Divine Reserve 10

    Photos by John Seaborn GrayThe tasting hall at St. Arnold's Brewery​St. Arnolds's Brewery, at 2000 Lyons, is known for its steady release of fine local beer, but it's also known for its exclusive limited-run beers designed to keep Houston's beer lovers titillated. Last Thursday, I went to St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    A Sweet Showdown

    Photos by Marco TorresClick here for a slideshow​The third annual Saint Arnold One Pot Showdown took place at the brewery's brand-new location on Sunday afternoon, a day which closely resembled last year's Showdown in cold weather and cheerful competitiveness but not in food. While many of las ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 10, 2009

    Creekside Burgers and Beer

    This Shady Acres cafe is a great place to go for beer and burgers, but a challenging place to eat outside.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Divine on the Line: Bottling Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve #9

    Last week, we trekked out to the old Saint Arnold brewery to watch as Phil Dagger and the rest of the line crew bottled the limited-run Divine Reserve #9, which will hit store shelves on December 1. (Oh, and we sampled a little. Just a little. Don't worry; we left some for you.) Halfway through gath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Divine Reserve #9: A Pumpkin in Every Keg

    ​We took one last trip to the old Saint Arnold brewery today for a very special occasion: Divine Reserve #9 is being bottled and brewed at this very moment, ready to hit store shelves on December 1. This particular batch of Divine Reserve was created by Nicholas Walther, a young bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    A Taste of the Divine

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe rare creature herself, captured in the wild​To paraphrase Wayne Campbell, Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve No. 8 is "a fox. In France, she'd be called la renard. Hunted, with only her cunning to protect her." And hunted she truly is. The extremely limited-productio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Taste-Testing the St. Arnold Brewing Company's Divine Reserves

    In anticipation of the upcoming release of St. Arnold’s Divine Reserve number seven, I participated in a vertical tasting of the six previous St. Arnold’s Divine Reserves yesterday. And what a wild ride it was. These quirky beers were manufactured as a creative outlet for St. Arnold’s brewers ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008

    Beer News: Saint Arnold Goes Downtown

    Saint Arnold's Brock Wagner Brock Wagner, the founder of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, was looking over the blueprints of the brewery’s new downtown headquarters when I stopped by to visit last week. Saint Arnold’s bought the former HISD food service headquarters at 2000 Lyons Avenue, just nor ... More >>